Monument record MYO5066 - Early medieval mint


The early medieval mint at York minted coins in Athelstan's reign and from 959-1066.


Grid reference SE 6050 5149 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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(SE604515. Early Medieval mint at York sited to Coppergate from authy.1 and OS 1:10000 1971).
The Kings of England minted coins at York in the reign of Athelstan, ca.927-939 and from 959-1066. (1)

Excavations at the Coppergate site have recovered the only known Early Mediaeval coin die, a hand held punch made of iron. This was recovered together with a lead strip which was clearly a testing strip since one of the `tests' had been punched in mirror-image. It is fairly certain that the Coppergate excavations have revealed the site of the York mint. (2)

1 An atlas of Anglo-Saxon England
Swindon has 2 copies - 1 = 1984 paperback ed. with corrections 1981 by David Hill 132
2 The Viking dig : the excavations at York 1984 by Richard Hall 20-22

NMR related object BF061945 York Castle, Castle Precinct, York Includes guidebook photography of the castle and related buildings. Report BF061945/1 was written for The Law Courts of England Project - EHC01/048 and photo job 95/02032 was referred to by the Architectural Investigators during the project.

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2021 2:53PM


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